Making the Perfect Pancake

I have a confession to make. I hate pancakes. Really, really hate them. I always have. I think it's the consistency. Once they have syrup on them, they turn into mush and that's sooo not appealing to me. I make them for my family because they love them and I always end up eating something else. But I admit, I cook a dang good pancake. It's all about the flippin' timing. So when I won a prize pack from Shirley J that included a can of their Buttermilk Pancake & Waffle Mix, I decided to show you my mad skills.

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I normally make my pancakes from scratch, but this mix was so easy. Just add water? I'm down!

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Don't mix the batter so much that the lumps are gone. Overmixing creates too much gluten, which creates a dense pancake.

To tell if your pancake is ready to turn, the key is in the bubbles.

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Once bubbles start to form and pop around the edges, you know they're ready to turn.

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See…perfect!

Here's the finished product.

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Believe it or not, this is my plate and I finished it! I really enjoyed it. My family did too. I asked them which they liked better, mine or Shirley J's. All of them answered the latter. Homemade schmo-made, I'm going with Shirley J from now on!